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intussusception

[‚in·tə·sə′sep·shən]
(medicine)
Passing of a portion of a structure into another part of the same structure, such as the invagination of a part of the intestine.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Intussusception

 

the expansion of the cell wall in plants as a result of the introduction of new molecules of cellulose and protopectin into the already formed wall. Intussusception was previously contrasted to apposition, that is, the growth of the wall through the deposit of new layers from inside (from the protoplasm). Actually, both apposition and intussusception are observed during the growth and thickening of the cell wall.

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We considered it pertinent to include these in our mortality statistics, as they reflect the overall mortality in patients with intussusception presenting to our unit.
Although target sign suggesting intussusception was observed in the ultrasound, cecum and colon appeared to be normal.
In this paper, we present a young female patient with obstructive defecation caused by ileo-colo-colonic intussusception.
Meckel's diverticulum being the commonest and ileocolic area being the commonest area of intussusceptions. Meckel's diverticulum results from incomplete obliterations of the vitelline duct at the ileum and appears as a finger-like protrusion of intestine measuring 1-5 cm on the antimesenteric surface of the middle ileum.
The patient underwent an exploratory laparotomy where an ileo-ileal intussusception was found.
As a result, bowel intussusceptions in adulthood are rare and mostly include a malignant base.
The ileocecal intussusception and a solid mass in the cecum were detected during the laparotomy.
Unusual cause of adult intussusceptions: diffuse large B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma: a case report and review.
Intussusception. Semin Pediatr Surg 1999; 8: 214-20.
There are different types of appendiceal intussusception (Types 1-5), according to the McSwain classification, which is anatomical, based on the region of the appendix that undergoes intussusception [3].
An intussusception is defined as invagination of one segment of bowel into the lumen of adjacent distal segment.
Retrograde gastric intussusceptions after myotomy for achalasia.